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Griffith Italian Heritage Trail

01 – Dethridge Wheel

Jondaryan Avenue (Kidman Way), Griffith

Invented in Australia in 1910, the dethridge wheel measured the volume of water drawn from the irrigation supply channels. This dethridge wheel serves as a memorial to the pioneers of the MIA, including the many Italian settlers. The new irrigation scheme was plagued with problems in the early years. Life for the farmer and his family was one of hardship and struggle. Today, water conservation poses another major challenge in the region.

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